Woman holds her heart in her hand after transplant

Penny holding her heart 
By: Chan Yuan 

A woman held her own heart in her hands after receiving a new heart through a heart transplant procedure, according to images uploaded to the Internet.

The photograph of the radiant heart transplant patient holding her old heart in her hands has been lifting spirits throughout Internet.

"This is my friend Penny. She is holding her own heart,” Kelsey wrote on a photograph sharing website, where the photo was published. "She has survived cancer and heart failure, and never lost hope," she added.

The image has registered hundreds of thousands of views and it was widely reported in the press. The heart was cremated shortly after the photograph was taken, Kelsey mentioned in the post.